NEW BRAUNFELS—Russell David Coward Sr., 65 of New Braunfels, formerly of Thorndale, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in New Braunfels.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels.

Mr. Coward was born Aug. 22, 1947, in Robstown to Woodrow W. Coward and Claudine Coward.

He worked for General Telephone Company (GTE) for 29½ years, retiring in 1996.

Survivors are his wife of 42 years, Jan (Keeble) Coward; his children, Cindy Appling and husband Warren, Timi Jane Wood, Russell David (R.D.) Coward Jr. and wife Hope, James Woodrow Coward and wife Dana, and an adopted son, Malachi, all of New Braunfels; his father, Woodrow Coward; and two sisters, Sandra Cooper and Hollis Thompson and husband Greg; also, 16 grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, five nieces and a nephew.

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